Great news, the British Superbike is on!

Haslam, Ray and Linfoot podium rider of race 2 BSB Donington, 2nd Apriil 2018

I have just spent my Easter Monday watching the British Superbike on, what an adventure! We started this challenge a few months ago, and in a little time, we bought exclusive TV and website broadcasting rights to show the BSB, Endurance World Championship and the Asian Championship in Italy. We also started working with MXGP to show Motocross racing on our website through Videopass. After so many years on track, I’m still enjoying myself and I’m always looking forward to new thrilling adventures. I’m currently working on taking the readers on track: as racing officials and on track/training. We will obviously welcome women too and we will be ready for the new season. There is even more great news: we are ready to launch BAR, the website that will be the international platform for our new project.

ARRIBA DUCATI – MotoGP represents my dreams come true. We have already talked about motorbikes market and now we have to wait for second riders: on the front line Jojo (Zarco) who is taking his time to choose between Honda and Yamaha, ready to announce its partnership with MVDS. Suzuki and KTM are ready to show they are still competitive to attract a well-known name: Zarco, Pedrosa and even Petrucci who will need to demonstrate his long-term efficiency if he wants to yearn for an official seat. Ducati is waiting to know from the Argentinian race if the Desmo16 will give Dovi the chance to bridge the gap. He is certain about his position for next year, while Jorge Lorenzo could facilitate the exchange Lorenzo/Iannone thanks to an unexpected hit. Lorenzo on Suzuki with a controlled wage and his agonistic malice could shine again!

THE BSB ROAD – I’m an SBK enthusiast: when the starting grid will be filled with production-based bikes again it will be accessible to all teams and it will be a skilled grid. The BSB showed us the way: have you seen the Suzuki GSX R double win? The 20-years-old Bradley Ray won race 2 as well and last year Toni Elias excelled in MotoAmerica, demonstrating the Hamamatsu competitivity. National championships are fundamental to a young rider’s growth: a BSB rider benefits from the presence of large production companies and Pirelli is the only supplier for both championships. We can find great riders in the BSB: in 2017 Leon Haslam lent to Puccetti’s team who stood out for his second place in Donington (…more than 16 seconds from the winner). This year, we will see if he will be able to repeat Donington at Imola.

THE ITALIAN SIDE OF BSB – There is something Italian in the BSB too: it was good to see all podium2 in Dainese garments. This Italian brand (from Vicenza) is still a leader and market-responsive company, honor where honor is due! By the way, starting next year the ARRC (Asia Road Racing Championship) will introduce Superbike (ASB1000) too together with the 4 Japanese production companies. It might be because all championships are starting together, but I’m suddenly craving for races…stay online!

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